October 7, 2013

I'm done with you

Hello, Reference Section? We're through. Finished. Kaput. I'm DONE with you. 

I tried keeping you and teaching students to use you, to like you. They don't. Sorry, Reference, in this digital world online databases and search engines take the lead. Encyclopedias, I still think you are cool, but you're taking up way too much space. 

Photos by Liberty Lady

The good news? Reference, now you are EVERYWHERE. 
Reference, look at what I did! 

 I printed you out. 
 I made you a QR code.
I placed you on ALL the shelves.

You lucky dog, Reference, your Jurassic print version didn't cause your extinction. Instead, you've evolved into a fabulous format.